Rays expertly troll both Yankees, Astros at same time


The Rays not only were on-point when it came to eliminating the Yankees with a 2-1 Game 5 win in the teams' best-of-five American League Division Series, but they continued their excellence well after the final pitch.

Once the final out was reeled in for Tampa Bay, it started an on-field celebration at Petco Park that included hugs, photos, dancing, smoking of cigars and some very well-executed trolling.

In a video captured of Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi, the blaring of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" can be heard as the backdrop for Tampa Bay's frivolity.

But then, just to add a little spice to the Rays' upcoming American League Championship Series against the Astros, Choi could be seen banking a plastic trash bucket, obviously mocking Houston for its 2017 cheating scandal.

The playing of the song wasn't a news approach following a Yankees' season-ending loss, with the Red Sox blasting the same music exactly two years before in the visitors' clubhouse at Yankee Stadium.